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Classical 101

Going Green with ProMusica

FOUR AUDIO PIECES "Going Green" is the hot phrase these days.  ProMusica Chamber Orchestra is doing that musically this weekend with a program that gets us out into nature. Even if you're one of those for whom getting back to nature means  sitting under a tree while you check spreadsheets on your laptop, I promise you a painless trip into the great outdoors this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, ProMusica presents a program inspired by the beauty of nature ,which lets you appreciate the great outdoors in the beautiful indoors of the Southern Theatre. Vivaldi's ever-popular Goldfinch Concerto features ProMusica Principal Flutist Katie DeJongh.  Also on the program is Iridescent Prairies, a World Premiere by Rodney Rogers, Water Night for Strings by Eric Whitacre, and capping the evening is Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, the Symphony No. 6. I spoke with Conductor Timothy Russell about this weekend's program, a conversation you can hear below.  Down below, you can hear a vocal version of Water Night for Strings.  I hope you can join us at one of the performances at the Southern Theatre this weekend! -- Boyce Lancaster
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Timothy Russell Concert Overview
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Timothy Russell on Pablo Casals' Song of the Birds
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Timothy Russell on Vivaldi's Goldfinch Concerto and soloist Katie DeJongh
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Timothy Russell on Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony

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